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Katherine K. Meekins  

Katherine K. Meekins
“Katie”

August 9, 1918 – October 30, 2015

Katherine K. Meekins, known affectionately as “Katie,” age 97, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 30, 2015.

A native Delawarean, Katie was born in Wilmington on August 9, 1918, and was the daughter of the late Martin L. Kappel, Sr. and Lulu (Anderson) Kappel. She graduated from the University of Delaware in 1941, where she received her bachelor’s degree in education and would later graduate with honors from Goldey Commercial College in 1949. Katie made her career as an executive secretary with DuPont and worked at the company’s Experimental Station site. She retired after 35 years of dedicated service, missing only one day of work during her tenure.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Martin L. Kappel, Jr. and Franz L. Kappel. Katie is survived by her brother, Frederick Kappel of Wilmington; sister in law, Anne Kappel; nephews, Frederick Kappel, Edward Kappel and Franz Kappel; and several nieces.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Vitas Hospice and the Lorelton for the love and exceptional care they provided to Katie.

A graveside service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday morning, November 10, 2015, at Riverview Cemetery, 33rd and Market Streets, Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Katie’s memory may be made to Meals on Wheels Delaware, 100 W 10th St #207, Wilmington, DE 19801.

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  1. Connie Ricci, November 24, 2015

    I started at DuPont in 1969. My first friend and co-worker at DuPont was Katherine. I was right out of school and Katherine helped me a lot. We kept in touch through the years, meeting for lunch every once in a while. We also exchanged Christmas and birthday cards every year, chronicling our lives in our cards. Saying she was a nice person just doesn’t seem adequate. I’ll keep her in my prayers.

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